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Indie telco Swoop expands into mobile with new, low-cost plans

Fast-growing broadband provider Swoop has entered the mobile plan space, recently launching a small suite of postpaid options at competitive prices.

The telco has unveiled four new SIM-only plans, with prices beginning from $15 per month for 6GB of data. All plans are month-to-month with no lock-in contacts and exit fees — and even better, new customers can currently score a six-month discount on selected plans.

“Swoop is dedicated to making essential utilities as hassle free and simple to manage as possible, and we’re delighted to now add a mobile plan suite,” said Swoop CEO, Alex West.

“More than ever Australians are looking for ways to manage bills and get the most for their money, so by expanding into mobile we hope to support our customers with great deals and competitive plans helping reduce those rising costs without losing the speed or dependable service.”

All of Swoop’s plans include unlimited standard national talk and text in Australia, as well as a monthly data allowance. The telco’s 25GB, 40GB and 100GB plans also include up to 200GB of data banking, meaning customers can roll over unused gigabytes each month to use at a later date.

Plans include coverage on Optus’ 4G nationwide network, and Swoop has confirmed it will also offer 5G access in the future.

The following table shows a selection of Swoop postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers. These are products with links to referral partners.

Save with Swoop mobile and broadband discounts

Currently, Swoop is offering eligible customers a six-month, 20% discount on its 25GB, 40GB and 100GB plans. The price cut is available to customers new to Swoop who sign up for both mobile and internet, as well as existing Swoop internet users.

Swoop’s promo pricing can save you up to $60 on the cost on your plan over the six-month period. You’re also able to switch between discounted plans over your first six months, and continue to access the lower price.

In addition to mobile, Swoop offers home NBN plans, fixed wireless broadband, and OptiComm fibre. Availability will depend on your location, although most customers will be eligible for Swoop NBN.

Sign up for any of Swoop’s NBN plans before September 30, 2023, and you’ll save up to $40 per month on the price of your plan for your first six months. Swoop is cutting $10 off the price of NBN 25, $15 off NBN 50, $20 off NBN 100, $35 off NBN 250, and $40 off ultra-fast NBN 1000.

All Swoop NBN plans include unlimited data, and are available on a contract-fee, month-to-month basis. You’re able to bring your own modem, or add a TP-Link modem/router at checkout: this is currently discounted from $180 down to $130.

Keep in mind that even if you’re not eligible for a Swoop NBN or mobile discount, you can save on the telco’s home internet plans by referring a friend via the Swoop Perks offer. For each customer you refer, you’ll receive $15 off your bill every month for six months — with no limit on how many friends you can get on board.

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited Swoop NBN plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by included data. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other NBN providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

How do Swoop’s plans compare?

Swoop isn’t a dirt-cheap provider, but the telco’s new mobile plans could save you significant cash if you’re switching from a bigger, more expensive brand. Its 6GB plan is on par with similar lower-data offers from Moose Mobile and Southern Phone, and could be worth looking at if you’re after something for $15 per month or less.

For bigger data users, Swoop’s 40GB and 100GB plans are slightly more expensive than comparable offers from other low-cost telcos, such as Belong, SpinTel and Coles Mobile. However, with the six-month discount applied, these plans are quite competitive when compared with Vodafone, Telstra or Optus.

The following table shows a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with 40GB of data or more each month, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers. These are products with links to referral partners.

You’ll find the same applies to Swoop’s NBN pricing, with its standard NBN 50 plan sitting at a similar price point as offers from Aussie Broadband, Moose Mobile, and iiNet. However, apply the introductory discount, and you’re looking at a $90 saving over your first six months.

Overall, Swoop’s discounts are a great incentive to give the telco a try, especially if you’re looking to keep internet and mobile with one provider. However, it’s always smart to compare what’s on offer before you make a commitment — you can see how Swoop’s NBN 50 plans stack up in the table below.

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 50 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order or provider. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other NBN providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Tara Donnelly
Utilities Editor
Tara Donnelly is an internet and mobile expert - sectors she’s spent a decade covering - and also oversees energy and consumer technology content. She holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra and has shared her expertise on national media including 9 News, 7 News, Sunrise and the ABC.

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